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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0282 -- [HP-UX]
HPSBMA02197 SSRT061285 rev.1 - HP-UX Running HP Power Manager Remote Agent
(RA), Local Execution of Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges
1 May 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Power Manager Remote Agent
Operating System: HP-UX
Impact: Root Compromise
Access: Existing Account
Original Bulletin: http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/secBullArchive.do
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00819543
HPSBMA02197 SSRT061285 rev.1 - HP-UX Running HP Power Manager Remote Agent (RA), Local Execution of Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2007-04-25
Last Updated: 2007-04-25
Potential Security Impact: Local execution of arbitrary code with root privileges
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running HP Power Manager Remote Agent (RA). The vulnerability could be exploited by a local authorized user to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23 running HP Power Manager RA revision 4.0Build10 and previous.
To determine if an HP-UX system has an affected version, search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset" for one of the filesets listed below. For affected systems verify that the recommended action has been taken.
action: install HPPowerManagerRA revision 4.0Build11 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
HP has provided the following software update to resolve this vulnerability:
HP Power Manager (HPPM) - HPUX Remote Agent - HPPowerManagerRA revision 4.0Build11 or subsequent
The update is available for download from:
The update is provided as a tar archive:
HP Power Manager (HPPM) - HPUX Remote Agent (tar)
Further information can be found in the HP-UXReadme.txt file in the tar archive.
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Update to HPPowerManagerRA revision 4.0Build11 or subsequent.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see https://www.hp.com/go/swa.
Version: 1 (rev.1) 25 April 2007 Initial release
Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel.
Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information.
To get the security-alert PGP key, please send an e-mail message as follows:
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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number in the title:
GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
MP = HP MPE/iX
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
TU = HP Tru64 UNIX
UX = HP-UX
VV = HP VirtualVault
System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."
©Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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